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Hitchhiker's exhibition unveiled
Sam Rockwell, Zooey Deschanel and Mos Def in The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
Sets and props from the Hitchhiker's movie will feature in a new exhibition
Props and sets from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie are to go on display in a new exhibition about author Douglas Adams' sci-fi creation.

The Marvin the Paranoid Android robot used in the film will be among items on show at the Science Museum in London.

The exhibition, which aims to show the science behind Douglas Adams' ideas and the technology used to make the film, was announced on Tuesday.

The Hitchhiker's exhibition will open on 28 May and run until 27 November.

The exhibition features sets used in scenes in the film, beginning with downtrodden hero Arthur Dent's kitchen through to the Planet Factory and Showroom, where worlds are created.

Explores ideas

Visitors will be able to see the large Vogon creature costumes used in the film and interact with the powerful Deep Thought computer.

The exhibition also includes an area dedicated to the life and work of Douglas Adams, who died of a heart attack in 2001.

The film's executive producer Robbie Stamp, who was close to Douglas Adams, said the late author would have been "tickled" by the exhibition.

"He would be so pleased that there was another space in which to explore his ideas," said Mr Stamp.

Broad appeal

"His work appeals across the ages so there will be children dragging their parents to the exhibition, just as there will be adults who liked the original show bringing their younger relatives."

Helen Mayfield, deputy head of the Science Museum, said: "This exhibition will be a great opportunity to bring people to the museum who might not come otherwise."

Organisers hope the exhibition will tour the country after the London run.

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